Sung propers for Memorial of St. Josemaria Escriva
  • Tournemire
    Posts: 69
    Anyone can point me quickly to the sung propers for the Memorial of St. Josemaria Escriva? (OF Mass.)
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 7,853
    A friend asked me to help him find a responsorial psalm setting, so I prepared these.

    The published edition has an odd editing decision for the psalm verses: it breaks a sentence in half by interrupting it for the refrain. Therefore the second version regroups the verses to avoid that.
    Thanked by 1miacoyne
  • miacoyne
    Posts: 1,805
    Chonak, or someone, could you please post a recording of this? There will be many people who would appreciate it. Thanks.

  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 7,853
    I'm busy this week; maybe someone else?
  • Tournemire
    Posts: 69
    This looks lovely. I still can't find the sung propers though. (Not listed in the Graduale Romanum.)
  • Tournemire
    Posts: 69
    I don't own a copy of the Ordo Cantus Missae. Anyone who can maybe look it up in there?
  • Ben YankeBen Yanke
    Posts: 3,114
    Is that just the Mass of the day, or something from the commons, or somewhere else? I'm not finding it in the missal anywhere, and tournemire said it isn't in the graduale (although I could double check).
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 7,853
    I found these Latin propers on the net via the NLM blog:

    Ant. ad Introitum:
    Ier 3, 15:
    Dabo vobis pastores iuxta cor meum, et pascent vos scientia et doctrina.

    Ant. ad communionem:
    Mt 20, 28
    Filius hominis non venit ministrari, sed ministrare, et dare animam suam redemptionem pro multis.

    The page doesn't include an offertory antiphon, and these texts are not in the Graduale, which was published while St. Josemaria was still alive. For a sung Mass, I'd choose from the pieces in the common of pastors and the common of holy men.
  • Tournemire
    Posts: 69
    And I can't find the music for these Latin propers anywhere either. Online it lists the texts for these propers, but nowhere can I find the chants.
  • tomjaw
    Posts: 1,528
    It is one thing to build a factory to roll out Canonisations at a faster than previous rate, but it is a more difficult task to produce Propers in Latin (without embarrassing errors!), always remembering that translations need to be produced in countless other languages...

    Finally producing music for these Propers... hmmm who's job is this?

    I suspect that music has yet to be written. In EF land we would just use the Propers from an appropriate Common.
  • OraLabora
    Posts: 149
    Being a new addition to the calendar I don't believe he has his own Propers (for chant). I believe he is Common of Pastors, in which case you'll find the necessary chants starting on page 485 of the Graduale Romanum. Many saints don't have propers and it works in the OF as it does in the EF, you use the appropriate Common. Sometimes the Propers in the GR are simply specified chants from another Common. Many memorials don't have actual propers. Those that do tend to be saints from a very long time ago, with long-established traditions, for example St. Agatha has her own proper introit (but everything else is from the Common of Virgins or of Holy Women).